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Copper crystals - elongated spinel twins
stock #19.1-798
Santa Rita, Grant County
New Mexico, United States
3.2 x 1.7 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $290
new year 2021

A pure mass of Copper, fully crystallized with a red patina and very sharp. Twinning is clearly seen as are the extended edges and hoppering on some crystals. No damage, a nice large thumbnail from the Santa Rita Mine of New Mexico.

Copper - spinel twin
stock #20.1-304-(LW631)
Ray Mine, Ray District, Dripping Springs Mountain, Pinal county
Arizona, United States
2.8 x .9 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $90
new year 2021

Slender, elongated spinel twins of Copper from this classic USA locality. This looks fine from all angles; it comes from the Larry White thumbnail collection. A good example for the location and a choice thumbnail.

Copper - branching crystals
stock #20.1-305-(LW1019)
Santa Rita, Grant County
New Mexico, United States
3.3 x 2.6 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $65
new year 2021

A complex branching Copper specimen composed of many small crystals in stacked or aligned arrangements. Good patina, the color ranges from a dark that is almost black to a red copper hue. A multitude of tiny crystals in many divergent habits are best appreciated under magnification.

Copper pseudomorph after Aragonite
stock #20.1-302-(LW1064)
Corocoro, Pacajes Province
La Paz, Bolivia
1.3 x 1.2 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $190
new year 2021

A perfect small thumbnail of native Copper that has faithfully replaced a hexagonal Aragonite crystal. The Aragonite form is textbook perfect and the patina is a choice red copper hue. No damage, complete all around this is both sharper and with better color than usually seen. These pseudomorphs were found more than 30 years ago and not since. Ex Larry White collection.

Copper - well-crystallized
stock #6.2-807
Tongshan Mine, Guichi Dist., Chizhou Pref.
Anhui Province, China
6.8 x 4.8 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650

Well-defined, sharp Copper crystals from China are very rare on the market, nearly non-existent. I can not recall seeing better formed crystals than these, most are quite crude or flat habit. These crystals are very well formed, mostly dodecahedral with some modified cubes. The Copper matrix is a spongy mass with a reddish color composed of more tiny copper crystals and masses. A nice copper from anyplace but outstanding from China. We obtained this in China in 2008, sold it then and now have it back again.

Copper -superb spinel twins
stock #14.1-407
Central Mine, Keweenaw Co.
Michigan, United States
7.4 x 4.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200

Simply fantastic, a very well crystallized Copper with sculptural form much like a tree or cactus. The most prominent twin crystal at the top is 3.1 CM tall and the whole is very esthetic. From the Central mine of Michigan, this classic site produced many excellent spinel twins in its working life. This is well above the quality of "typical" pieces which are now uncommon. A fine USA classic copper that would be desirable from anyplace, a super example of the fames Upper Peninsula copper country. The piece displays great from almost any angle.

Copper -chain of Spinel twins
stock #AX-19-167
Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.2 x .8 x .4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $390
Spring 2020

A perfect elongated spinel twin crystal forms the base for radiating smaller spinel twins that are epitaxially oriented. In pristine, undamaged condition this is a really unusual choice old Broken Hill (Australia) piece. The secondary crystals are mostly oriented in two lines or chains some of which form mirror copies of each other. The smaller crystals reach 1 CM and all have textbook perfect forms.

stock #1003-JM-1428
Cliff Mine, Pheonix, Keweenaw County
Michigan, United States
16.1 x 2 x .5 CM (cabinet)
price: $220

An antique native copper "finger" or "fan blade" made by skilled hand chiseling long ago. These artifacts were made by miners from the often huge masses of pure Copper encountered in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. From the John Marshall collection, this is recorded as from the Cliff Mine, such attributions of these artifacts are quite uncommon. Aside from the very hard labor of hammering through solid copper, these fingers required a lot of skill to create such a long straight and clean blade. While not a typical mineral specimen this is a very much a classic Native Copper that has had a major trimming job!